CRN Channel News

  • Aims to let resellers' customers finance upgrade of all IT equipment

    Samsung Leasing On Tap
    In an effort to step up its aggressive play for channel market share in the peripherals space, Samsung is readying a new channel leasing program that it could roll out in as little as a few weeks.
  • RSA Sign-On Manager Offers Upsell
    The plethora of interconnected Web services, partner portals, departmental applications and other cyberdomains that constitute today's business networks has created a market for single sign-on (SSO) technology that RSA Security intends to tap.
  • Franey tapped as Americas president

    ViewSonic Does The Exec Shuffle
    ViewSonic named Christopher Franey, an 11-year company veteran known as a strong channel advocate, to the new post of president of the Americas.
  • IBM Partner Logicalis: Deal Registration Can Impede Growth
    IBM's strict enforcement of its Business Partner value-add requirements often determines which solution provider wins a deal-registration battle and can sometimes even create an obstacle to a solution provider's efforts to grow its IBM business. As a result, at least one IBM Business Partner may pursue acquisitions to bolster sales.
  • The Rundown
    For the ninth year in a row, IGS paced the industry, this time with an authoritative $42.6 billion in sales.
  • Chip maker raises low end of earnings expectations on strong chip, flash sales

    Intel Raises 2Q Outlook
    Chip maker Intel said it expected revenue for the second quarter to come in at between $8 billion and $8.2 billion, a slightly more optimistic range than company executives had previously said.
  • Symbol Technologies Settles With SEC
    Symbol Technologies Thursday agreed to pay approximately $138 million in penalties to settle charges of accounting fraud with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office and shareholders. The SEC, meanwhile, charged 11 former executives from the Holtsville, N.Y., mobile products vendor with federal securities fraud.
  • Pre-trial Skirmishing Starts In Oracle/PeopleSoft Suit
    Pre-trial skirmishing get underway in the lawsuit over Oracle Corp.'s attempted hostile takeover of PeopleSoft Inc., as lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and Oracle tried to block each other's witnesses from testifying in the case in Federal District Court in San Francisco.
  • CRN Interview: Tom Jenkins, Open Text
    CRN's Michael Vizard talks to Open Text CEO Tom Jenkins talks about the growth factors in document management and opportunities for solution providers in this segment
  • Robust U.S. Economy Gives Channel A Lift
    New economic data out this week paints a picture of strong economic growth, setting the foundation for further gains in business IT spending and, in turn, keeping smiles on most solution providers' faces
  • Apache Geronimo Promoted To 'Official Project' Status
    The Apache Software Foundation announced that its Apache Geronimo Java effort has been upgraded to an official project, with the goal of producing an open-source-certified implementation of the Java 2 Platform in the fall.
  • CompuCom, Safeguard Poised To Go On Acquisition Trail
    Safeguard Scientifics President and CEO Anthony Craig said the sale of the company's CompuCom Systems subsidiary paves the way for both Safeguard and CompuCom to pursue acquisitions to accelerate their growth.